Do you know enough to detect if children in your life are exhibiting signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse?
Justice4PAKids offers educational awareness seminars to any group wanting to further educate themselves on signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, therapy resource information, and laws to protect children. We have a bevy of distinguished speakers for you to choose from. Justice4PAKids underwrites the cost of the seminar on behalf of your organization.
Choose a speaker and lock in a date today! For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-325-4092.
Here are some testimonials from people who have been to our seminars:
“Justice4PAKids seminars are an informative and valuable resource for parents. Child sex abuse can be scary topic but a necessary one to discuss and learn about in order to protect children. The presenters, including a prosecutor, a pediatrician and an adult survivor, did an excellent job of sharing everything from how to identify a possible predator to typical signs/ symptoms a child might exhibit. The tips I learned, I incorporated into my family’s daily life. I left the seminar feeling empowered and informed.”
–Kathy, Mother of two, West Chester, PA.
“I learned information I never heard before. The speakers were just great,”
–S.R. Warren, Philadelphia.
“I learned how to really talk to my kids about sexual abuse without scaring them, this is just as important of a safety message as Stop Drop and Roll,”
–Abby, Wayne, PA
“My children are grown and I sat there thinking, I wished I would have told them it is so much more than danger stranger. I was shocked to learn that 90% of all attackers are someone the child knows,”
–Kate, Exton, PA
Justice4PAKids Featured Speakers
Christopher M. Anderson: Anderson is the Executive Director of Male Survivor. As a survivor of sexual abuse, he speaks about how vital it is to provide hope, healing, and support to all survivors of abuse and trauma. Chris has created these presentations: “Ten Things Therapists Should Know About Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse,” “Ten Things Every Partner of a Male Survivor Needs to Know” and “Hope, Healing, and Support: The elements of recovery” to educate survivors about what it takes to come back from all forms of trauma and abuse. Chris was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show in Nov. 2010 that highlighted the truth of male sexual abuse. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.
State Representative Louise Bishop: Bishop has served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1988. She is minority chairperson of the House Children and Youth Committee. She has introduced legislation that would establish child abuse awareness education as part of the school curriculum for Pennsylvania students. Her presentation centers around how this legislation would require children from kindergarten to grade 12 to receive age-appropriate education on how to identify sexual predatory actions or behavior and how to report incidents to an adult. Bishop was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from Eastern University and Doctorate of Humanities from Monrovia College.
Marci Hamilton, Esq.: Marci Hamilton is a professor of law at Cardozo School of Law, and the author of Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children, which was just published in paperback with a new Preface. She also runs two active websites on issues she writes about frequently, www.sol-reform.com and www.RFRAfolly.com.
Tammy Lerner: Tammy Lerner is a founding member and Vice President of the Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse (FACSA). She is an incest survivor, and passionate advocate and lobbyist for changes in antiquated statutes of limitations laws that protect perpetrators. Her group was instrumental in the passage of a new law that extended the criminal statutes of limitations for child sex crimes, giving adult survivors until the age of 50 to press charges against their perpetrators. Tammy is an accomplished public speaker who delivers dynamic presentations focusing on the long term health and economic impact of childhood sexual abuse. She holds a BA from Columbia University.
Marita Lind, MD: Dr. Lind is a board certified child abuse pediatrician at the CARES Institute in Stratford, New Jersey. The center is the only dedicated diagnostic and treatment center for children with suspected maltreatment serving the seven southern counties of New Jersey. Dr. Lind treats children suffering from sexual abuse, physical abuse and medical neglect. She provides training to medical students, family practice and pediatric resident physicians. Dr. Lind is a graduate of La Salle University. She received her medical degree in 1992 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2008, she received an honorary doctoral degree from LaSalle University
Elizabeth Pitts, Esq.: Ms. Pitts is the Associate Director of Investigations for Swarthmore College. She was a Deputy District Attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office for twenty years and supervised the County’s Child Abuse Unit for over a decade. Ms. Pitts has been a guest lecturer on child abuse and Megan’s Law related topics at various local universities. She is a faculty member of Pennsylvania Child First forensic interview training program which instructs police officers, social workers, and prosecutors in child interviewing techniques. Ms. Pitts has her JD from Widener University.
Dennis McAndrews, Esq.: McAndrews is the founder and managing partner of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., a seventeen-attorney law firm which handles cases involving abuse, including sexual abuse, of vulnerable persons, special education, and estate planning. McAndrews regularly speaks on abuse and bullying in schools and institutional settings, and identifying appropriate means to seek compensation and to prevent future abuse. He has handled many sexual abuse cases, first as a prosecutor for over 17 years, and subsequently in his private practice.
Joe McGettigan, Esq.: Before joining McAndrews law Offices, Joseph McGettigan spent over 20 years in criminal prosecution. As an Assistant District Attorney, McGettigan personally investigated and tried numerous child abuse cases. While Senior Deputy Attorney General, he was co-trial counsel in the trial of Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was investigated, tried, and convicted for the abuse of young boys over a decades long period while he was a coach at the Pennsylvania State University and founder of an organization, the Second Mile, that purported to help at-risk young children. The conviction of 45 counts of abuse resulted in a 30 to 60 year sentence for the 69 year old Sandusky, who is now in a state prison. McGettigan devotes a significant portion of his time working with child victims and speaking about the issues involved.
State Representative Mark Rozzi: Rozzi is the State Representative for the126th Legislative District. As a survivor of sexual abuse, Rozzi delivers an impactful presentation about the current child sexual abuse laws of Pennsylvania and what needs to be strengthened to further protect children from predators. Rozzi is the Secretary of the House Children and Youth Committee and has been instrumental in getting numerous bills to Governor’s desk which has improved safeguards for our children as it relates to sexual abuse. Rozzi is also leading the push in Pennsylvania to abolish the statute of limitations as it relates to child sexual abuse. He holds a Political Science degree from Kutztown University.